MWC 2011 rumours: PlayStation Phone

Sony look to tap into a market dominated by Apple and Nintendo

Possible double-unveiling from Sony

With anticipation and conjecture seemingly going hand-in-hand in the build up to MWC 2011 rumours of a double-unveiling from Sony merely add weight to that notion.

Although, it is widely anticipated that the PSP2 will be unveiled at the end of the month and shown at MWC, could Barcelona be the forum where the PlayStation phone is announced too?

Recent sightings in China merely suggest that the Xperia Play, or PlayStation Phone as it’s colloquially known, will be unveiled alongside Sony’s update to the PSP.

Bloomberg received information via a Sony insider who all but confirmed the new additions. It said: “Sony plans to unveil an updated PlayStation Portable handheld game device on January 27th followed by a game-playing smartphone in February”.

It continued: “With the updated portable player and the Sony Ericsson touch-screen smartphone to be shown at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the Tokyo-based company aims to gain share in markets dominated by Nintendo and Apple.”